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  • Addiction, Attachment, Trauma and Recovery: The Power of Connection

    Addiction, Attachment, Trauma and Recovery: The Power of Connection

    by Oliver J Morgan

    2020 Award Winner for the Independent Press Award in the category of Addiction & Recovery. A new model of addiction that incorporates neurobiology, social relationships, and ecological systems. Understanding addiction is no longer just about understanding neurons or genes, broken brain functioning, learning, or faulty choices. Oliver J. Morgan provides a fresh take on addiction and recovery by presenting a more inclusive framework than traditional understanding. Cutting- edge work in attachment, interpersonal neurobiology, and trauma is integrated with ecological- systems thinking to provide a consilient and comprehensive picture of addiction. Humans are...

  • Marijuana and Mental Health

    Marijuana and Mental Health

    by American Psychiatric Associati

    Even while many states have passed legislation pertaining to "medical marijuana" and others have decriminalized or even legalized recreational use, a debate continues within society as to whether marijuana is simply a harmless substance that should be fully legalized, a possibly beneficial treatment for patients with certain illnesses, or a drug with the potential to worsen addiction and cause mental health problems. The controversy persists in the medical community as well, where accumulating evidence implicates marijuana use, especially in adolescence, as a risk factor for poor educational achievement and substance use...

  • Raising Drug Free Kids

    Raising Drug Free Kids

    by Aletha Solter

    In this book, a developmental psychologist gives parents tips for keeping children of all ages away from drugs and alcohol. In a country where an estimated 25 per cent of teenagers use illegal substances on a monthly basis, parents are right to be concerned about setting their children on a drug-free course. While much advice handed out these days focuses on teen behaviour and what to do once drugs have become a problem in the home, Raising Drug Free Kids takes an innovative approach and focuses instead on...

  • Recognizing and Treating Hoarding Disorder: How Much Is Too Much?

    Recognizing and Treating Hoarding Disorder: How Much Is Too Much?

    by Carol Mathews

    The first clinical guide to this psychiatric illness, officially recognized by the DSM in 2013. Everybody has heard the statements “she’s a pack rat” or “he’s a hoarder,” but how many of us really know what that means? Pathological hoarding was first formally conceptualized as a syndrome separate from OCD in the early 1990s, yet it wasn’t until 2013 that hoarding received formal psychiatric diagnostic criteria in the DSM. How can a mental health professional who sees clients in an office determine if hoarding is a factor in a...

  • Rewiring the Addicted Brain with EMDR-Based Treatment

    Rewiring the Addicted Brain with EMDR-Based Treatment

    by Laurel Parnell

    Attachment-focused EMDR and resource tapping applied to the clinical challenge of addictions recovery. Writing for both EMDR therapists and substance abuse counselors, Laurel Parnell provides user-friendly tools to help support clients in recovery with EMDR-based techniques that can be easily integrated into all levels of addiction treatment. Emphasizing the practical clinical application of principles and techniques helpful for addictions and addictive disorders, this book interweaves case material throughout the text, with some chapters presenting in-depth cases to illustrate the techniques. Topics include treating trauma and supporting resilience, tools for affect regulation, and rewiring...

  • Working with Substance-Affected Parents and their Children - A Guide For Human Service Workers

    Working with Substance-Affected Parents and their Children - A Guide For Human Service Workers

    by Menka Tsantefski, Stefan Gruen

    A practical guide for human service workers to overcome common problems in working with substance-affected families. Working with families in which parents have problems with alcohol or other drugs can be complex, stressful and intense. This ground-breaking guide helps human service workers to better support parents struggling to overcome substance use problems. It draws together the perspectives of professionals from alcohol and other drug treatment centres, child and family welfare groups as well as leading researchers in the fields of addiction and child protection, and also provides practical strategies for...